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ceiling discussion. >> even the democrats, mr. treasurer, and the republicans, actually agrees that this is a bogus thing, that this is a temporary fix, and that the one thing they agreed on, in the fiscal cliff, we need to get back to some normalcy. >> brenda: okay, i'm sorry, guys, that's got to be the last word. weill have a long debate on this for a while, i'm sure. thanks, guys, you get sick and get to work? turns out workers afraid of losing their job are afraid of that. and that has neil's team seeing why this flu season is so bad. that's at the bottom of the hour. first, 128 million reasons why we're see so in debt. a number growing faster than the population. it's the headline no one else it's the headline no one else is talking at a dry cleaner, it's the headline no one else is talking we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. youroney needs an ally. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of
. but wishful thinking isn't going to make it happen. politicians can use the debt ceiling as a hostage. just like they attempted to use the fiscal cliff in an attempt get something done. something they haven't been able to do using the normal democratic process, because the system is broken. it puts off dealing with the massive mandatory spending cuts until march 1. republicans fully sbhe y intend the debt ceiling to extract concessions from democrats on spending. targeting things like social security and medicare. democrats will stand in their way, the u.s. will find itself at another dead-end just like 2011. threatened to shut down the government and possibly result in a credit rating downgrade again. >>> but outside washington, the road to america's prosperity looks brighter. foreclosures are down, home sales and housing prices are up. the s&p 500, you may have something like this in your 401(k), it hit a five-year high this week. and a rebound in domestic energy production and manufacturing could lead to a true economic renaissance in america. according to the latest forecast, u.s. oil i
the power to ignore the debt ceiling. >> shannon: all right sm. democrats are pointing to a section that reads that the validity of the public debt of the united states should not be questioned. they say, based on that, they would support president obama, in raising the debt ceiling without congressional approval. joining me now to talk about that and many other thicks, former mississippi governor, republican, haley barbour. thank you for coming in. >> i hope the president doesn't try to do that. to try to take away from the congress the power that the constitution directly gives the congress. that is the power to -- to spend, the power to control the debt. i know that the treasury department has announced they are not going to do it. i hope they stick to that decision because this is -- we should never have a situation where one person-- the president -- can put our country deeper, deeper, deeper in debt. we are doing a bad job of that now. it would be really bad if it was not -- if the congress let their control go. >> shannon: you saw the white house press secretary says it is no
something unilateral with debt ceiling or with guns the fight we are seeing right now and the fights we have seen in the last four years they will pail in comparison to just how locked down the whole city becomes over something like that. it would be such an incredibly melcose stand for the president to take especially on something like guns. probably less so in the debt ceiling. another thing that is shocking it senate majority leader reed and those in the senate acting unilaterally. when the last time you heard a chamber of commerce saying take the power away from us. he lost his power. >> nancy pelosi has been saying that on a number of issues as well. the american voters went to the polls hoping congress would work better together. the president's rating dipped slightly, too recently. the question is from the other side is it fair to give push back how do we get everybody to the president and get everybody to work together and actually get something done? >> the problem with that. the voters sent president obama back. but they sent the republicans in the house back. president obama keeps
ceiling. for things we did we borrowed money. in fact, republicans and democrats alike passed these budgets and now republicans are saying they don't want to pay for the thing that is they voted for in these previous budgets. that to me is not the way you run government once again and to allow someone to play political mischief, to put preconditions on a balanced deal by saying we're going to ask for a ransom devastating cuts to social security and medicare, in order to cover costs to things like the bush tax cuts, unpaid for wars in iraq and afghanistan don't make sense. so i agree with the president. the american people should not be held hostage with this game of using the debt ceiling as a way to try to extract what you couldn't get through the ballot box. and i would urge the president to move forward and continue to have the economy grow, let the government move forward. don't let this be a way that anyone in congress tries to manipulate the process. >> so you're leaving options on the table. you would not be opposed to invoking the 14th amendment or using a coin or what
congress with the debt ceiling plan. you were writing about that earlier in the week. reid to obama, it's okay to skip congress on the debt ceiling. >> that's right. i mean, that just shows how there's really no way out of this situation at this point. the two sides are arguing completely different things. on the one side republicans are saying taxes cannot be considered a part of the equation, and we need to cut spending dollar for dollar for any debt ceiling increase. >> right. the president is saying revenues must be part of an equation, and he does not want to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip. so what do they say, skip congress all together because they can't get it done. >> manu raju of politico and marilyn of "roll call," thank you both very much. president obama may have a new immigration plan in the works and what does that mean for his second agenda? and you may have more cash to put in the bank. after the break we'll examine the reason why. you're watching the place for politics. reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the ne
on the democrats line. whether the president will bypass congress to raise the debt ceiling. caller: i think this raises a large issue. i am not sure the president does have the constitutional authority to do that. our government is dysfunctional right now. i heard you say that the senate would not be coming back in session until after and not duration? that is why i hate washington d.c. so much. they ought to be meeting together. democrats and republicans, trying to get this thing resolved, instead of wherever they happen to be right now. host: stay on the phone for a minute, let me read this to you. this is from the new york post. republican pirates need to take back the people's booty. -- caller: i would agree. i had a second point. the senator from nebraska acted as though military spending is sank rose thanks -- sacred. money going to run factors and various defense companies, why can we not investigate what is happening to that money, to? host: let me share with you the front page of the sunday " washington examiner." the headline is, hidden taxes will take a painful bite. inside is th
in the congress, and issues including the debt ceiling, immigration, and gun laws. newsmaker is this sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. now, a discussion about the balance between combating terrorism and national security. lisa monaco, who leads the national security division, talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and coordinating the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much for that generous introduction. i am going to have to focus on the chinese proverb. it is not one that i had seen before. good morning, everyone, and thank you for coming out this morning. i want to thank the standing committee and the work she always does to put these events on and, of course, jim. and all of you and coming out this morning. i'm going to spend a few moments this morning talking about the role of the national security lawyer and the unique position the division occupies in that regard. and also about some of the emerging issues we are facing and we are focusing on in the national security division. we will have a few mi
a parliamentary party was not rewarded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was rewarded. calling the obama health care plan which was there room only a few years earlier socialism was not rewarded. that means, they have to begin to rethink themselves. importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in the opposition. i think that was an important change that creates a
to do that from the intimations of what the debt ceiling negotiation will be like? >> well, i think we see already with the chuck hagel nomination, which a lot of democrats don't like, i see that as a way that obama is actually trying to shove a wedge into the many divides that we see right now in the gop. the gop is saying no in part because that's the system of our governance. it's not a hole in our democracy, it's a design, that we're restraining those who want to use government to its maximum capability. however, saying no isn't necessarily popular and you need to say yes to something. republicans are legitimately divided amongst themselves about what they want to say yes to, so when you nominate someone like hagel, you let republicans fight each other about republican issues, so i think that's how you're going to see the president do it. that said, you can't run the entire country without the house of representatives, so obama is going to have to make compromises. >> ari, i want to move to you on this. you really sort of discussing hopefully a move towards pragmatism, towards the
felt would be resolved ultimately in some form the way that it was. the debt ceiling crisis does sort of put these o'two sides, the republicans and democrats and the white house and congress head to head. once again right now, the republicans have insisted that the only way they will raise that debt ceiling past the 16.4 trillion mark where it is right now is if they get dollar for-dollar spending cuts that match that raise. the president has said, his press secretary has said, they will not negotiate on this issue. on the fiscal cliff issue they were willing to negotiate. there were obviously conversations behind the scenes. we know the leaders of congress came here to the white house. on the debt ceiling issue it is dramatically different. and on top of that you also have two other issues where these two sides will be going head to head. again, the issue of sequester. and obviously, the continuing resolution, basically the way the government is paid for going forward. so we've got a busy couple months ahead of us. >> we do. hey, peter, we have to take note that we're going to see yo
the constitution allows him to raise the debt ceiling on his own, again, congress be damned. add it up, i'm telling you, barack obama is doubling down. and here's the kicker. with plenty of compliant democrats in congress to help. but those democrats might regret what they're aiding and abetting, because they're the ones who'll be fumbling and fuming. when nancy pelosi pushes the 14th amendment to give the power to bypass congress, she is giving him the power to bypass her too. you don't need a trillion dollar magic coin to realize this is nothing less than a high stakes power grab. now, it's not unusual for presidents of either party to try. it is very unusual for so many in both parts to lay down and let him do it. all right, here to hash it out, constitutional expert ilya shapiro and sabrina schafer as well as "the wall street journal"'s steve moore. steve, a disturbing series of events, to put it mildly. >> no question about it, neil. and, look, we have a three-branch system of government in washington. the president is the chief of the executive branch, that means the president doesn't make th
including the debt ceiling debate, and aggression, and gun laws. >> if you s, and arts of a identified but syrians, depending on which poll you look at you might be giving 10-15%. if you give people a battery of questions about how many ideology things. , the track them to different ideologies. are you economically conservative but socially liberal? it how many americans caught themselves. it does not mean they necessarily believe of a central event. if you ask if you want smaller government, they say yes. if you ask them to cut any particular item on a budget, the soccer if they really deliver it. this someone i have, i will have to say, roughly somewhere between the lowest 30% and highest 20%. if they were conscious and political, they could be a big movement and a big group of people that have a shared ideology and politics. >> the political primary and libertarianism. what you may not know tonight at the clock on suspend's q and a." >> the former u.s. ambassador to the european union. the former former secretary of pakistan on the future of afghanistan. the discussed regional secur
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